A city with a rich history, bags of southern charm and a dynamic culture, Atlanta is a must-see on any US adventure.
Atlanta has a fascinating past, thanks to its role in the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. You can learn all about it at the Atlanta History Center, along with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.
The city is also a part of Olympic History, hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The legacy of the Games includes the huge 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park. This is a great spot for catching a concert or one of the city’s many vibrant festivals, or simply for enjoying a picnic in Atlanta’s famously good weather.
If you’re looking for a cultural fix, you’ll find every taste catered for here in Atlanta. Must-visits include the High Museum of Art, the niche but fascinating Wren’s House on the Westside and the fabulous Fox Theatre. Families will love visiting the famous Georgia Aquarium, or perhaps even the surprisingly interesting World of Coca-Cola Museum.
Want to get out and explore? Atlanta has a number of cool, walkable neighbourhoods to discover, from Little Five Points with its quirky stores through to leafy Inman Park with its Victorian homes. Head to the Atlanta Preservation Center and you can join a tour around the city, spotting the many historical landmarks that have been carefully preserved. Or if you want to see incredible street art, walk the BestLine – a community project connecting a massive 45 different neighbourhoods.
Atlanta is much greener than you’d expect, bursting with trees, flowers and green spaces. You can also reach beautiful state parks full of hiking trails in as little as a half-hour drive from the city.
And of course, Georgia’s capital is known for its eclectic and multi-cultural food scene. Here, you can get everything from unbelievably good fried chicken and waffles to soul food and chilli dogs. The city also has a large Korean population, so it’s a great place for authentic Bulgogi BBQ beef and kimchi.
Plan your trip to Atalanta today!